Coastal Erosion and Formation Features
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Coastal Erosion and Formation Features

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What is the term for a form of erosion where sea water dissolves the mineral dissolving of rock by acid in water?

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What is the most common wind direction known as?

Prevailing wind

What is a long narrow accumulation of sand and shingle that grows out from the coastline called?

Spit

What is the breakdown of rocks at the Earth's surface known as?

<p>Weathering</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the gradual movement of material along a coast by waves meeting the shore at an angle?

<p>Longshore drift</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a form of erosion where water traps air in cracks and the force of the water itself against the cliffs can cause them to crack?

<p>Hydraulic action</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which coastal feature is formed when waves erode through a headland?

<p>Arch</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a concrete wall built to protect a coastline from erosion called?

<p>Sea wall</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for a hollow in a cliff formed by wave action enlarging a crack in the cliff?

<p>Cave</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process of waves depositing material on beaches called?

<p>Constructive waves</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the powerful waves with more backwash than swash that erode beaches?

<p>Destructive waves</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for putting fresh sand on a beach to replace what has been lost to erosion?

<p>Beach nourishment</p> Signup and view all the answers

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